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EFCC arrests police commissioner over N1.9bn fraud

EFCC arrests police commissioner over N1.9bn fraud

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Commissioner of Police in charge of Works Department, Mr. Victor Onofiok, for an alleged N1.9bn fraud.The Police Works Department is one of the most funded departments in the Force as it is in charge of all building projects across the country, including barracks, police stations and training schools.

Impeccable sources within the EFCC told our correspondent that Onofiok was arrested on November 30 after the police high command asked him to report to EFCC for questioning.

According to a detective at the commission, the CP allegedly gave contracts to companies which he had interests in.

The source said, “A serving Commissioner of Police, Victor Onofiok, is currently being grilled by operatives of the EFCC over a N1.9bn fraud. Onofiok, who is the CP, Works at the Force Headquarters, was detained on November 30 after being released for interrogation by the police.

“The officer, who has been CP, Works since 2014, is alleged to have awarded contracts worth more than N1.9bn to companies in which he has interest. The companies include: Dutse Allah Construction Ventures, Nne-Edak Technical Ventures, Puristic Adherent Company, Quality Watch Construction Company and Faksene International.

“These entities were found to be mere business names and not limited companies.”

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